I’d like to encourage all those aspiring writers out there to plant their butts in front of their computers and start writing. It’s not easy, it’s not glamorous, but if writing’s in your blood, it’s something you have to do. So go do it! Have fun!

— Lisa Gardner (Author of the NYT Bestselling Book "The Killing Hour")

With commercial success and critical acclaim, there’s no doubt that Lisa Gardner is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. She has over 22 million books in print and has published in 30 countries. Her books not only received awards from across the globe, but were also made into TV movies.   Gardner’s novel The Perfect Husband was chosen by a European producer to be made into a TV-movie, her Instinct to Kill starring Mark Dacascos came out in Germany while the “The Survivors Club was made into a CBS Movie of the Week starring Roma Downey. It aired in early 2004 with impressive cast with Jacqueline Bisset and Lauren Lee Smith. And in 2011 her novel Hide was aired on TNT Television starring Carla Gugino, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Kevin Alejandro, and Bridget Regan.  Not only that, Gardner has made personal appearances on TruTV and CNN. Her novel, The Neighbor, won Best Hardcover Novel from the International Thriller Writers, while also receiving the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle in France. She was also recognized with the Daphne du Maurier Award in 2000 for The Other Daughter.  Finally, Lisa received the Silver Bullet Award from the International Thriller Writers in 2017 for her work on behalf of at-risk children and the Humane Society.

However, before Lisa Gardner’s name became etched into history, like many authors, she also had a pretty remarkable past. And she has always been a picture of a talent who never forgets where she came from despite her success. Believe it or not but [READ MORE]